SOURCE: Harrah's Entertainment

Harrah's Entertainment

December 19, 2009 21:39 ET

Harrah's Entertainment, Nevada State Commission on Minority Affairs and Nevada Partners Give Back to the Community During the Holiday Season by Donating Turkeys to Families in Need

Harrah's Continues Long-Standing Relationship With Nevada Partners

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - December 19, 2009) - Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. joins forces with the Nevada State Commission on Minority Affairs, The Las Vegas Sands and Nevada Partners this holiday season to assist families in need. The committed groups provided more than 600 turkeys to Las Vegas families in need.

"Harrah's is thrilled to once again work with Nevada Partners for this exciting project, as the work they do within the community helps build and train a skilled culinary workforce," said Tony Gladney, vice president of national diversity of Harrah's Entertainment.

Harrah's will be providing more than just turkeys to the guests of our community event. Along with employee volunteers, H.E.R.O. (Harrah's Employees Reaching Out), the event will be staffed by recruiting specialists. The goal is to provide personalized counseling on career opportunities with Harrah's.

This is a continuation of a long-standing relationship between Harrah's, the Culinary Training Academy and Nevada Partners. The Harrah's Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Harrah's, has donated $75,000 to the Culinary Training Academy (CTA) and Nevada Partners. Harrah's Entertainment has donated an additional $16,000 to both organizations and a Harrah's-owned property, the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, delivered two trucks of kitchen equipment, linens and uniforms supporting the $10 million expansion at the Culinary Training Academy of Las Vegas. Harrah's funding has assisted Nevada Partners to help the unemployed and underemployed individuals develop the necessary skills to become employable citizens.

The Culinary Training Academy is the largest provider of employment and vocational training for entry-level and incumbent workers for the hospitality industry in Las Vegas. The academy trains approximately 3,000 students with an annual job placement rate of 85.7 percent for participating employers through a nationally and internationally recognized labor-management partnerships. Harrah's has currently employed 220 employees from CTA and 349 present culinary union Harrah's employees have completed classes at CTA to upgrade their skill classification.

About Harrah's Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that all areas of the organization operate with openness, equal opportunity, mutual respect and genuine pride. Harrah's is the only company in the casino entertainment industry to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index and endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Harrah's has a longstanding history of community engagement and social responsibility and was named Business Week's "Most Generous Company in America." The Nevada Minority Business Council inducted Harrah's Entertainment into their hall of fame as "Corporation of the Decade," for the company's 15-year dedication to diversity and inclusion. Harrah's is committed to creating a dynamic and innovative culture where an individual's growth is not only encouraged, but rewarded, recognized and celebrated.

Contact Information

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    Jacqueline Peterson
    Harrah's Entertainment
    702 494 4829
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